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A beginner's guide to renting a storage unit

A beginner’s guide to renting a storage unit – What to know

Moving from one place to another can be a stressful ordeal, especially when you have to consider where your things will be stored in between the hectic moving process. Some may also need to have a storage unit for those who want to create more space – be it for work or at home – which is where renting a self storage unit comes into play. If you are a first-timer and have never used self storage before, it can be a confusing ordeal as there are a number of factors to consider. Here is a brief beginner’s guide to renting a storage unit.

What are the different types of storage?

If you need to store it, there is always a place for it. In that regard, storage units are available in different sizes and purposes to cater to your specific needs – be it a storage area for your vehicles, or regular items such as furniture, electronics, appliances, documents, clothes, and other household or office items.

The types of storage, however, differ depending on your requirements. For instance, indoor self storage is best used for more delicate and valuable items that require greater levels of security and a more consistent temperature and humidity level.

Is self storage right for you?

Self storage units are becoming increasingly popular due to the convenience, flexibility and higher levels of security they offer. Keep in mind that the self storage provider you choose should be a company that you have full confidence in since they will be responsible for keeping your belongings safe for days, weeks or even months at a time. Self storage is a cost effective storage solution as there are usually a wide range of different sized storage units to hire. You therefore only pay for the space you need.

What are the costs of a storage unit?

Many factors are considered when determining the cost of the storage unit, such as the duration of your rent, as well as the size of the storage unit required. The most common unit sizes are the following:

  • 25 sq.ft  – ideal for smaller items / the contents of a studio flat / an equivalent load to one small van
  • 50 sq.ft – ideal for storing the contents of a large one bedroom flat / an equivalent load to one or two Transit vans
  • 100 sq.ft  ideal for storing the contents of a two or three bedroom house / an equivalent load to two Luton vans
  • 150 sq.ft ideal for storing the contents of a large three bedroom or four bedroom house / an equivalent load to three Luton vans

Please contact us for a competitive quote for all of your storage requirements.

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A beginner's guide to renting a storage unit - What to know
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A beginner's guide to renting a storage unit - What to know
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A beginners guide to renting a self storage unit. All of the things you need to know and choosing the right size unit with Bigfoot Self Storage.
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